heavy bomber


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heavy bomber

[′hev·ē ′bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
Any large bomber considered to be relatively heavy, such as a bomber having a gross weight, including bomb load, of 250,000 pounds (113,000 kilograms) or more, as the B-36 and the B-52.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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